news | Tuesday November 12, 2013

Kafka’s Hat Up for Blog’s Readers’ Choice Award for Translation

Typographical Era, which hosts book reviews and discussion (focused on fiction), has inaugurated its own version of the GoodReads Choice Awards after noticing a significant omission:

Why … do the GoodReads Choice Awards not have a category dedicated to allowing users to vote for their favorite literary translation of the year? There are twenty categories. TWENTY. Yet translations are completely ignored. Thus the first ever Typographical Translation Award is born. Lovers of international fiction, this is your chance to speak up and be heard!

The two bloggers behind Typographical Era have chosen 20 fiction titles from 2013 (translated from any language to English and appearing in the United States in 2013) and leave the rest up to their readers. There is some real competition in their list, and we look forward to seeing the shortlist on November 28 and the final winner on December 19.

See Typographical Era’s blog for more information – and to vote!

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